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October is Conflict Resolution Month

October 10, 2012

In conjunction with Conflict Resolution Month, the Graduate Certificate in Mediation Program in the School of Social Work has organized a Conflict Resolution Professionals Networking Event and is opening it up to anyone who is interested in the conflict resolution community in Fort Collins.

October 25 networking event

Colorado State has several offices and educational opportunities that focus on conflict resolution. (See the list of these offices, classes, and courses below.)

If you are interested in connecting with the organizations on campus which do conflict resolution work, join us at the Conflict Resolution Professionals Networking Event on Thursday, October 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Home State Bank’s Community Room, 303 E Mountain Ave, Fort Collins.

Introductions, ice breakers, and other activities will be facilitated to help everyone gain a greater understanding of the conflict resolution services and opportunities available in our community. Catering and beverages will be provided by Colorado State University, Graduate Certificate in Mediation.

The event is open to anyone in the conflict resolution community and anyone who is interested in the conflict resolution community in Fort Collins.

October 18 'Success Stories' event

Colorado State will host another event associated with Conflict Resolution Month  -- on Thursday, October 18 from 4-5 p.m., "Building Bridges Across Cultures: Success Stories," will be presented in the Lory Student Center, Room 222.

Listen to representatives from the University of Colorado-Boulder and OneMorgan County discuss how they are facilitating better communication and dialogue across cultures and how this benefits conflict resolution in their respective communities.

Colorado State University conflict resolution services

Office of the Ombuds: Open to all University faculty, administrative professionals, state classified employees and all other employees of CSU, this office offers confidential assistance in resolving issues related to the workplace.  

The office works to ensure all members of the University community are treated equitably and fairly in the process of assisting with informal conflict resolution, explaining university policies and procedures, advising individuals about formal options and serving as a neutral facilitator between people.

Conflict Resolution & Student Conduct Services: You may run into any number of conflicts as a part of your student experience. Conflict Resolution Services will listen, get answers to your questions, provide information and referrals, develop options, and assist you in pursuing a resolution. If you have a problem that you aren’t sure how to resolve, Conflict Resolution Services is the perfect starting point.
There are several offices on campus that assist students, faculty, and staff with mediation and resolution.
Center for Public Deliberation
: The Center’s mission is to increase community involvement in problem solving and decision-making processes.

Student associates for the Center learn to plan, organize, and lead public forums on sensitive issues while relying on deliberation to address local concerns.

Educational opportunities

Peace & Reconciliation Studies: Interested in learning more about the philosophical roots of peace and reconciliation? Take a class that explores the ideas of nonviolent conflict resolution, effective communication, cooperation, and mediation within cross-cultural contexts. The Peace & Reconciliation Studies Interdisciplinary minor is open to all students.

Graduate Certificate in Mediation: The School of Social Work has developed courses that train professionals to negotiate and resolve disputes. Students who complete the certificate will gain skills in communication, negotiation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution that are transferable to a variety of fields and will enhance and advance any career.

Contact: Melissa Emerson
Phone: 491-7165